Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
- Stocks are mixed around the world, while cryptos sell off modestly after some recovery gains. In general, the value of securities is down in recent weeks and months, and now, frankly, quarters.
- This is Earnings Week: Yes, friends, get ready to hear from Alphabet and Amazon and Meta and Microsoft and Apple. The Big Five are reporting this week, providing us with a glimpse into the health of a host of businesses. Recall that we have seen major tech companies slow their pace of hiring lately, perhaps a harbinger of the (meager) feast to come?
- Cartona is building something neat in Egypt, TechCrunch reports. And there is still venture capital money flowing in China despite, you know, all the stuff going on there.
- Zomato is sinking, Voyager is biting the hand that wants to feed it at least a little, and it turns out that the grocery delivery war is only heating up.
No live show this week, just three episodes! Hang in there we got you!